You know Old Man Winter is on his way when you look out your window at 6pm and it feels more like 10pm. *Sigh* Are you generally a happier person when the days are longer and the sun is shining bright right up until 9pm? Does a feeling of doom and gloom overcome you during … More Getting a Head Start on Beating the Seasonal Blues
This week has been a difficult one with the deaths of two notable public figures: fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and travel aficionado Anthony Bourdain. It has been reported that both succumbed to suicide. These stories are just a couple of examples of the dark and disturbing reality that surrounds us and yet … More Behind the Smile: The Dark Side of Fame and Fortune
Hello friends! Hope you’re having a lovely and peaceful start to May. Spring is finally starting to show itself more consistently, thank goodness! This week is Nursing Week in Ontario – a time of celebration for all the nurses for their hard work and outstanding dedication and committment to the health and well-being of others. I … More Happy Nursing Week – Q&A: Pediatric Nurse, Farah Warsi, on managing the daily challenges of being an ER nurse without falling apart.
I pride myself on keeping a positive front at all times. I mean, that’s the primary theme of my blog. But I do have to admit that there are days when I just feel as if the walls are closing in on me. I feel like I’m going to sink into a puddle of nothingness … More It’s Okay to Not Always Have it Together
So we know how beautiful Fall is, with the leaves changing colour and the crisp cool feeling in the air, but as we move into November, the darker side of Fall sets in – when you wake up in the dark and leave work in the dark. I find that even though we deal with … More How to Cope with the November Blues
So we are a couple of weeks into the new year and while the promise of new beginnings is very much apparent, the negativity that continues to plague the world unfortunately does not stop with a new year with events like last Friday’s tragedy at a Florida airport. I know it can be difficult to … More Daily Devotion: The Key to Lasting Peace
It’s no secret that every job comes with its own degree of stress. In a previous blog post, I talked about dealing with the stress of a toxic work environment, but many of the characteristics outlined in the post were in the context of an office job and may not necessarily apply to other types … More Q&A: Pediatric Nurse, Farah Warsi, on managing the daily challenges of being an ER nurse without falling apart.